19 November 2012 10:00 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Nicki Minaj is as fearless on stage as she is on the red carpet. But when it comes to the season premiere of American Idol on Jan. 16, the new judge isn't quite so brave. "I'm scared," she told Idol host Ryan Seacrest on his radio show Monday morning. What's she worried about? "Maybe I shouldn't have been so like ... " she says, before adding, "It's hard for me to not say how I really feel." When Seacrest asks the singer, who performed Sunday on the American Music Awards, if she's nervous about how honest she was with the contestants, she answers, »

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